Saturday, December 23, 2006
We were telling stories at dinner tonight about times when Santa 'goofed' in delivering gifts. When I was in the 4th grade, I found what I thought was the most glamorous gift ever -- a white, fake fur coat. I circled it in the JC Penney catalog and made extra sure Santa knew what I wanted. On Christmas morning, when I opened what was obviously the box that held my snazzy coat... I found an ugly, bright pink jacket that looked like something the Michelin man would wear. I was sooooo disappointed. When I returned to school after the Christmas break, I was even more dismayed to learn that the girl I considered to be the dorkiest girl in my class got the SAME PINK COAT for Christmas. Oh NOOOO. God was merciful only in allowing me to live in a state with a few short months of winter weather... I willed myself into a major growth spurt by the 5th grade so I would never have to wear the icky pink coat again.